North West
Wed, 27/04/2011 - 11:38 — johnnydoefacereturns
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A lively region with stunning landscapes to retreat to
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A lively region with stunning landscapes to retreat to
Great shopping, a lively nightlife and a wide choice of pubs and restaurants are guaranteed if you visit Liverpool or Manchester.

The North West also offers a huge array of galleries and museums to visit, including Tate Modern and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Lowry in Salford.  For a traditional seaside experience, Blackpool is a must, and there are quieter parts of the coastline to explore.

If you're looking at the Lake District for your next holiday destination, be sure to check out all the great things to do in the Lake District in our Travel Guide.

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<p><strong>International Slavery Museum, Liverpool<br /> </strong>Explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, the legacies of the slave trade and the stories of enslaved people.</p> <p><strong>Another Place, Crosby Beach<br /> </strong>This popular artwork consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometers of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometer out to sea.</p> <p><strong>Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick<br /> </strong>Probably the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles with its panoramic views and mountain backdrop. It dates back to about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period. 1&frac12; miles east of Keswick.</p> <p><strong>Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls<br /> </strong>This 12th century tower was the original gateway to Chester Castle. It contains a chapel with exceptional wall paintings. An access stair to the castle&rsquo;s wall-walk is nearby.</p> <p><strong>Wild swimming in the Lake District<br /> </strong>Enjoy spectacularly scenic wild swimming with friends. Join the Outdoor Swimming Society&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com" target="_blank">website</a> and find out about upcoming social swims.</p>

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